Calendar Of Events Outdoors
Written by Miami Today on October 15, 2009
The Deering Estate hosts an evening canoe trip across Biscayne Bay to Chicken Key. 7-11 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $40. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
WALKING THE ESTATE
Hike 1½ miles through tropical hardwood forests and across one of the last remaining Tequesta Indian burial mounds. 12:30 p.m. daily. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with park admission. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
Join Castellow Hammock Nature Center’s naturalists for a guided night hike to see what creatures lurk in the park at dark. 7-8:30 p.m. 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $6. Details: (305) 242-7688 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.
Join Deering Estate naturalists for a nighttime prowl of the grounds and see what comes out after the sun goes down. 7-9 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.org.
Join thousands of others during the 14th annual Miami/Fort Lauderdale Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Miami. The daylong event includes activities for kids as well as the organization’s famous 5k run and walk to support breast cancer research. Bayfront Park, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 666-RACE or www.komenmiaftl.org.
Join wildflower photographer and author Roger Hammer on this leisurely walk on Long Pine Key in Everglades National Park in search of fascinating Everglades wildflowers. 9 a.m. Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162nd Ave., Aladdin City. $25. Details: www.miamidade.gov/parks.
ABOVE AND BELOW
Kayak and snorkel the shallow waters of Key Biscayne and explore the protected areas of Bear Cut Preserve where land meets the sea. Participants will encounter tropical fish, spotted eagle rays, sea stars and the coastal birds that all share this fragile environment. 9:30 a.m. Departs from 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $70. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
Learn how to take advantage of free, non-chlorinated soft rainwater to irrigate your garden during this rain barrel workshop. The 55-gallon barrels capture and provide enough rainwater to cover a 240 square-foot garden space. 10 a.m.-Noon. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $45. RSVP required. Details: (305) 248-3311 ext. 242 or www.deeringestate.org.
Hop in a canoe and paddle your way through Coral Gables’ waterways to see some of the city’s historic landmarks. 9 a.m.-Noon. Departs AD Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72nd Ave., Coral Gables. $33. Details: (305) 365-3018 or www.miamidade.gov/ecoadventures.
Join the Historical Museum of Southern Florida’s Paul George for a tour of Stiltsville, the Cape Florida Lighthouse and Key Biscayne. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Departs Bayside Marketplace, 301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $39 members, $44 others. Details: (305) 375-1657 or www.hmsf.org.
The Bayfront Park Management Trust hosts free weekly yoga classes downtown. 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Bayfront Park, 301 N Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Details: (305) 358-7550 or www.bayfrontparkmiami.com.
The Barnacle Historic State Park hosts yoga classes on the bayfront lawn. 6-7:15 p.m. The Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove. $13. Details: (305) 442-6866 or www.floridastateparks.org/TheBarnacle.